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The Nicoya Peninsula is a dry tropical zone with some of Costa Rica’s best beaches, such as Tamarindo. While there are a few sprawling resort hotels large stretches of largely unspoilt coastline still exist. For those seeking privacy and a feeling of isolation, the areas of Nosara and Malpaís to the south are still mostly untouched. Here one can find some enticing small hotels and explore the coastal hills on horseback.

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  • Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort image

    Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort

    Beach hotel - Papagayo Peninsula
    A stunning low rise resort surrounded by forest and nestled between two white sand beaches at Culebra Bay. Facilities include two infinity pools, one for families, with views of the bay and one for adults only, with views to the mountains. There are three restaurants serving international and local cuisine.
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    Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas

    Beach hotel - Las Catalinas
    A chic hotel perched on a hill above Las Catalinas, with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. The hotel's infinity pool, restaurant and bar are all sunset-facing.
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    El Mangroove

    Beach hotel - Playa Panama
    A chic beach-front hotel overlooking Papagayo Bay that offers barefoot luxury with personalised service. This boutique hotel was designed by one of Costa Rica's most iconic architects, Ronald Zurcher and features a large pool, gym and spa. There are two restaurants, Matiss and Makoko, with unique menus that are inspried by local cuisine.
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    Flor Blanca

    Beach hotel - Santa Teresa, Malpais
    A beautiful and tranquil beachfront hotel with a large pool and stylish restaurant. Perfect for honeymooners, the villas are surrounded by lush forest and the two nearest the beach have lovely ocean views.
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    Four Seasons Costa Rica

    Resort - Papagayo Peninsula
    A secluded resort hotel in extensive grounds on a private peninsula. There are excellent facilities including pretty swimming pools, two white-sand beaches and a sophisticated spa and gym complex on site.
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    Harmony Hotel

    Beach hotel - Nosara
    Set a short distance back from the sandy beach, just outside town, this is a lovely laid back eco-oriented hotel with good restaurant (mainly vegetarian food), juice bar, large gardens, good size pool and games area.
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    Punta Islita

    Beach hotel - Islita
    A beautiful luxury hotel in a secluded position with fabulous views over the bay and a 15 minute walk to the beach. There are excellent facilities, an infinity pool, a spa and open-air restaurant.

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